More than 4,000 San Francisco high schoolers will visit college campuses in The City Friday for the first “Frisco Day” to give them a chance learn about the transition from high school to college.
This is all happening weeks before they will graduate as part of the class of 2011.
Students will tour City College of San Francisco, University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University campuses where they will learn about financial aid and academic and social support each college offers. City College students will be able to complete their application onsite to ensure each student has a plan for higher education after they graduate.
Mayor Ed Lee will greet more than 2,000 students at City College, along with Chancellor Don Griffin at 10 a.m.
By 3 p.m., the students will travel to Fort Mason where they will meet with San Francisco Unified School District board of education members and staff to reflect on the lessons learned as they prepare for college.
The event is an acronym created by students. It stands for FRIday and Successful College Options.
The day is funded by the Gates Foundation, SF Promise and the Bridge to Success Initiative – a collaboration between CCSF, the Mayor’s office, SF State and the San Francisco Unified School District.